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#RBSF2020 #CamperdownBurnsFestival #RobertBurnsFestival

The festival promotes the legacy of Robert Burns and the cultural heritage of Scots in South-West Victoria.

Early Bird Tickets Available Now!

FESTIVAL EVENTS, MUSIC SCHOOL WORKSHOPS & COMPETITIONS

Wed-Thur-Fri Instrumental Workshops (Pre-fest Music School)

Book to join in workshops. Hone your skills, meet other players and learn from the best. There's a student showcase finale Friday night. Book for workshops and be eligible for a weekend pass discount.‚Äč

Fri-Sat-Sun Concerts, Sessions, Competitions & Activities

Experience a wide range of concerts, sessions, competitions & activities make this great value. Grab a weekend pass to support the event and to access all activities (excluding gala dinner and workshops).

Friday 3rd July Festival Gala Dinner ~ Killara Centre, limited seats.

Celebrate the opening of the festival in style with great entertainment and a 3 course dinner, including the piping in of the haggis. Bookings essential as numbers limited. Separate ticket to weekend pass.

Sat-Sun Markets & Clock Tower Visits

Under the elms, the avenue is the perfect place to enjoy market stalls and enjoy music and dance demonstrations. To run a stall call Chris: 0428 346 165.

Highland Dancing Demonstrations

The highland fling is a must of course! Beautiful, skilled demonstrations by dance troupes. Get your tartan heart dancing. Pick up some new moves!

Welcome to Country, Heritage Links

Celebrating first nation beginnings. Building our future, respecting our past. The festival is during NAIDOC week and we seek inspiration from this heritage.

Saturday Lecture Series ~ Killara Centre, 4 Speakers

This popular series is entertaining, enlightening and invites discussion. A $20 ticket covers 4 lectures. Topics are listed on our Lecture Series page.

Special thanks to Camperdown & District Historical Society for organising this event.

Fundraiser Events - Movie Night, Pre-Concerts

Movie Night? The festival committee hopes to work with Camperdown Film Soc. on this. Possibly a Fiona Ross event? TBA, stay tuned for updates.

Capercaillie in Concert at The Theatre Royal, Friday, May 15th, 2020 at 6pm.

Sing! You can join The Burns Festival Community Choir

For the first time a massed choir supported by local community choirs, part of Claire Patti's Vocal Workshop. Performance on Friday Night.

Buy a workshop ticket to be involved. Contact us if you run a choir and want to join.

Kids Events & School Program, prior and during the Festival.

School art competitions (with age categories) and a festival exhibition. Invited performers will run school events. Storytelling‚Äč at the Library. Scottish sports events may run. TBC.

Whisky Tastings, Baking Workshop & Shortbread Comp!

The shortbread baking competition is on again, so to the tasting of fine whiskys; sure to improve your Scottish accent! The popular baking workshop is on Wednesday at 10am.

Robert Burns Statue Council Foyer & Sunday Concert

Sunday Morning Concert 10am at the Robert Burns Statue, hear the Bard's songs, poems and stories. Visit the statue on any day. Read about our local connections to Scotland.

Sat-Sun Markets & Clock Tower Visits

Under the elms, the avenue is the perfect place to enjoy market stalls and enjoy music and dance demonstrations. To run a stall call Chris: 0428 346 165.

Highland Dancing Demonstrations

The highland fling is a must of course! Beautiful, skilled demonstrations by dance troupes. Get your tartan heart dancing. Pick up some new moves!

Welcome to Country, Heritage Links

Celebrating first nation beginnings. Building our future, respecting our past. The festival is during NAIDOC week and we seek inspiration from this heritage.

Saturday 11am Golf Tournament

Get into the swing of it! Robbie Burns Golf Ambrose Mixed Event at Camperdown Golf Club. This enthusiastic competition is open to all. Who will win the shield? For more details contact the club.

Sunday Theatre Royal Finale Concert

A grand finale featuring a selection of performances by community groups and headline acts. The Warrnambool Pipe Band opens the event tattoo style. Melbourne Scottish Fiddle Club to feature.

Bagpipe, Pipe, Drum & Band Competitions

The weekend also features the opportunity for pipers, drummers and bands to demonstrate their skills in events and to take part in specific workshops. Detailed program available soon.

Masonic Hall

Visit this iconic building, it will be open to visitors from 10 - 2 on both Saturday & Sunday.

Heritage Centre

The Heritage Centre will be open 10 - 2, Saturday & Sunday. Learn about our amazing Scottish Heritage

Volunteer

If you would like to be a festival volunteer please contact our coordinator: 0407 056 126

Support our local sponsors;

Special thanks to our main sponsor: Corangamite Shire Council. Tuniversal Music Group Inc. auspices the event.